Commodore’s SX-64 has been an ahead-of-its-time, transportable color computer based around the center technology in the legendary Commodore 64 (book). However, the SX-64′s external keypad is notoriously failure prone. In actuality, of the 2 keyboards I have, one is completely dead and one barely registers a key media (and in reality lately seems to have stuck crucial signs, therefore it’s much worse). Regrettably, replacing keyboards are amazingly difficult to find and often entails buying another complete system, which, if you have shopped for SX-64′s of overdue, you realize is not affordable. Luckily, I’d find 1 solution to an SX-64 owner’s dilemma, and that is an offering from Jim Brain at Retro Innovations. Retro Innovations AdapterHow that the SX-64 is designed to appear. Even though the choices are a bit perplexing, if you go here, you can choose the SX64 to/from PC alternative. My selected setup was as follows: (Configuration: SX64 to/from PC, Joyport Sockets: No, Assembled? ) Yes). Following a month, then I got my assembled plank, which had been ready-to-go. The design is simple enough. You just take your SX-64 keyboard cable, plug that into the SX-64 as usual, then plug the other end to the slot onto this device. Then review azpen a746 7 inch quad core 8gb android tablet – armchair arcade you plug in a PS/2 compatible keyboard with a Mini-DIN6 plug into the PS/2 port on the device. At least that’s the theory. Unfortunately, it seems that the normal SX-64 cable doesn’t fit in the connector in the board (I tried both of mine), which I confirmed with Jim Brain via email (I wish he had made that known on the Website or even in our previous email exchanges). Though he recommended just using a normal DB25 cable (which it turns out is recommended on his other website ), all of my DB25′s did not fit either. My only choice was to snip the plastic away on the SX-64 keyboard cable connector end, which you may see in the photograph. Ugly snipping, but nonetheless, it now matches. As you can also see in the photo, my snipping handiwork along with my Xuron 170-II Micro-Shear Flush Cutters Wasn’t good (I had to be particularly cautious to not snip any pins! ) , however it gave me an excuse to purchase some files to fix this up afterwards (they should also be helpful for helping beautify a modification I made into the removable lid on one of my Coleco Adams). How it all connects

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